The Bellingham, WA producer BeachesBeaches has been laying low for a little while, but now it looks like he is back and ready to go for 2012. Last year he self-released twoexcellent EP’s and a small handful of singles & remixes that got passed around on some of my favorite blogs.
Check out this brand new track and be on the lookout for more dopeness @ soundcloud & bandcamp.
Mojo Magazine is releasing a special album with this month’s issue, a covers compilation of New Order’s classic Power, Corruption and Lies which features contributions from The Golden Filter, Walls, Fujiya and Miyagi, Biosphere and more (quite the diverse bunch!). But my favorite of this collection—which also includes covers of the B-sides accompanying the album—is Destroyer’s tight and propulsive take on “Leave Me Alone”. It’s an appropriate move for Dan Bejar and co., considering the cornucopia of carefully composed 80s influences at play on Kaputt, my 2nd favorite album of last year. Give it a listen and remind yourself why Destroyer can tackle whatever genre they want and still sound totally awesome.